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About The Conference

Now in its third year, the Carnegie Mellon Sports Analytics Conference is dedicated to highlighting the latest sports research from the statistics and data science community.


Interested in presenting your research at CMSAC? Submit an abstract using the form below! And if you are using publicly available data then consider entering our second annual Reproducible Research Competition!


Stay tuned for more information about the upcoming #CMSAC19. Check out our 2017 and 2018 conferences.


Registration is Sold-out!

Early Bird Registration (until Oct 15th)

  • High School students – FREE (with school ID)
  • Undergrad/Grad students Conference: $20 (with school ID)
  • Undergrad/Grad students Workshop: $10 (with school ID)
  • Undergrad/Grad students Conference + Workshop: $25 (with school ID)
  • Non-students Conference: $50
  • Non-students Workshop: $20
  • Non-students Conference + Workshop: $60

Regular Registration (Oct 16th - Nov 1st)

  • High School students – FREE (with school ID)
  • Undergrad/Grad students Conference: $25 (with school ID)
  • Undergrad/Grad students Workshop: $10 (with school ID)
  • Undergrad/Grad students Conference + Workshop: $30 (with school ID)
  • Non-students Conference: $75
  • Non-students Workshop: $20
  • Non-students Conference + Workshop: $85
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Hotel information

We have a room block with The Oaklander Hotel (reserve now with this link), or make reservations by calling 877-829-2429 and ask for the CMU Sports Analysis Block.

Conference Location

Carnegie Mellon University
Porter Hall 100
4909 Frew St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
From PIT Airport

1. Head northeast on Airport Blvd
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6. Merge onto I-376 E - 16.4 mi
7. Keep right to stay on I-376 E - 2.1 mi
8. Take exit 72A to merge onto Forbes Ave toward Oakland - 0.3 mi
9. Merge onto Forbes Ave - 1.0 mi
10. Turn right onto Schenley Drive Extension - 449 ft
11. Turn left onto Schenley Drive - 0.2 mi
12. Turn left onto Frew St 0.2 mi
13. Destination will be on the left


Schedule Details

Football Analytics Workshop in Baker Hall A51, Giant Eagle Auditorium

Led by Ron Yurko, the CMSAC football analytics workshop is a three-hour event (5 to 8 PM), with the first hour dedicated to introducing attendees to reading, wrangling, and visualizing publicly available NFL data with the R statistical programming language, specifically using the tidyverse. The third hour of the workshop will cover the basics of using R to generate ELO ratings for NFL teams, a popular rating system featured on websites such as FiveThirtyEight. The middle hour of the workshop features our keynote speaker, Michael Lopez, who will discuss his work as the NFL Director of Data and Analytics. No prior programming experience is required, more information will be available soon.

  • 5 PM

    Into the tidyverse with NFL data

    By Ron Yurko
  • event speaker

    6 PM

    Keynote Speaker: Michael Lopez

    Director of Football Data and Analytics, NFL
  • 7 PM

    Introduction to NFL ELO ratings

    By Ron Yurko

Conference sessions in Porter Hall 100

  • 8:00 AM

    Registration

  • 8:50 AM

    Welcome and Opening Remarks

    Rebecca Nugent and Carnegie Mellon Sports Analytics Club
  • 9:00 AM

    Keynote Address: Cade Massey

    The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
  • 9:45 AM

    Coffee Bre